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>Workshop – Oversize Archival Materials and their Preservation

>Date: Friday, May 23, 2008
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Place: Capital District Library Council
Cost: $15
Instructor: Christopher Sokolowski, Associate Paper Conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA

This workshop is an introduction to the preservation of oversize works on paper and other supports commonly found in archival collections. Typical examples of such works are architectural plans, posters, and wall maps. Their history and production will be discussed with a focus on the different ways they age. Strategies for safely handling and storing these works will be presented as well as a demonstration of basic repair techniques that the audience may employ. Mr. Sokolowski will also address what repair techniques should be avoided, when reformatting may be advisable, and when to call upon a professional conservator.

A registration form is available at and more information is available from Marianne Shepard at the NYS Library Division of Library Development (473-0700,

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